Drosera capensis

8.5cm pot £8.99
available to order from summer
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Buy Drosera capensis cape sundew: The carnivorous sundew

  • Position: bright filtered or direct sunlight
  • Soil: a specialist carnivorous compost
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Hardiness: tender (indoors only)
  • Current height: approximately 10cm (+ or - 10% including the pot)

    The easiest of all the sundews to grow, the leaves wrap themselves arround smaller houseflies midges and mosiquitos. An ideal starter plant much easier to grow than the venus flytrap. (An ideal plant to grow with other houseplants where small flies can live on the compost.) Please note that the pot in the photograph is not supplied with the plant (which is sent out in a black plastic pot). They do however make excellent potted plants, and if you wish to pot yours up, we do have a wide range of pots on our website to choose from.

  • Home care: This carnivorous plant should be watered from below during the growing season. The easiest way to do this is to stand the pot in a saucer that is filled with 1cm of soft water. Ideally the pot and water-filled saucer should be kept on a tray of gravel as this will help keep the humidity high. When the plant is dormant, water only when the compost gets dry, making sure the excess can drain away freely. Pot on in spring using a specialist compost.

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Great plant


Great plant well worth the money especially with the 20 percent discount. Really healthy and eats any fungus gnats in my room.





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